SFX201 PREVIEW: Being Human

A taster of our exclusive interview with the show’s new producer, Phil Trethowan, coming your way in the next issue of SFX

Being Human has a new producer for its third series, Phil Trethowan, and SFX speaks to him exclusively in issue 201’s Red Alert section. Here’s a little teaser of what you can expect:

There will be more werewolf action this series, especially regarding their relationship with vampires, who have for centuries been making them fight for the bloodsuckers’ entertainment. Enter new character McNair, played by Robson Green.

“We felt that we’d really explored the broader vampire world pretty extensively,” says Trethowan. “So with Robson we wanted to explore the broader world of werewolves a bit more and so he brings all that world into the show with him.”

But will Robson fans get the chance to see him in the buff? All werewolf actors have to be in the buff at some point?

“I can tell you exclusively that you will be not be disappointed. And I can also tell you Robson’s in good shape. He definitely works out.”

There’s also a new werewolf costume for McNair, the old costume having to perform time-share duties. “The werewolf we had before doubled as George and Nina in full transformation. Now we’ve got a whole new werewolf. We had the idea that each werewolf lineage as it were, had a slightly different look about them. McNair looks a bit more grizzly.”

Trethowan also speaks extensively about the the new house that the supernatural pals have moved into into. Again, here’s a taster:

“The new house was a real dilemma because obviously the pink house has become iconic. What we arrived at is an old bed and breakfast called Honolulu Heights, that was decorated at the height of ’70s kitsch, and hasn’t been touched since. So what was once this really trendy place is now somewhere between an eyesore and really f**king cool.”

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.